The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.
– Marcel Pagnol
Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.
– Will Rogers
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
You are not in this world to live up to other people’s expectations,
nor should you feel the world must live up to yours.
– F Perl
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.
– Harvey Fierstein
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
– John Wooden
The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love,
and let it come in.
– Morrie Schwartz
Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it eludes you.
But if you turn your attention to other things, It comes and sits softly on your shoulder.
– Henry David Thoreau
It’s impossible” said pride.
“It’s risky” said experience.
“It’s pointless” said reason.
“Give it a try” whispered the heart.
Your task is not to seek love, but to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.